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No second shows in Kerala; The Priest release postponed yet again!

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No second shows in Kerala; The Priest release postponed yet again!

Much to the disappointment of fans, the makers of Mammootty’s ‘The Priest’ have postponed the film’s release. The film was scheduled to fit screens on March 4 but the plan has been dropped as the Kerala government has denied permissions for second shows in fear of the second wave of pandemic.

Though theatres in Kerala resumed functioning in January, box office collections have been very ordinary so far. The 50% audience cap and no second show means that footfalls have been very less in theatre across the state. Various talks were held between the government officials, producers association and exhibitors union. However, they couldn’t arrive on a common ground regarding the permission for second shows, which has forced the makers of ‘The Priest’ to pull out at the last moment.

Directed by debutant Jofin T Chacko, ‘The Priest’ promises to be a mystery thriller. The promos have been impressive and expectations were high among fans. The makers will be hoping that the situation gets better, so that the government grants permission for 4 shows at the earliest.

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